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Michigan State Spartans Football Welcome Aboard - 2016 CB Austin Andrews

2016 cornerback Austin Andrews verbally committed to the Michigan State Spartans, becoming the eighth commitment for Mark Dantonio's 2016 class.

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Shortly after noon on Tuesday, 2016 pro style quarterback commit, Messiah deWeaver, tweeted out that it was going to be a great day for Michigan State University.

His promise was well kept when three-star cornerback, Austin Andrews, from St. Francis De Sales in Columbus, Ohio, verbally committed to the Spartans following his visit on campus, becoming the eighth pledge in head coach Mark Dantonio's 2016 recruiting regime.

Andrews and three-star athlete, Jonah Morris, who rounded up the committing splurge on Tuesday, were two of several prospects who toured the facilities. The Detroit Free Press reported that Detroit King wide receiver Donnie Corley and Penn State verbal commit, LaVert Hill, were in attendance as well.

The Spartans were the favorite for Andrews, beating out Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin. He's the 68th highest ranked cornerback in the nation by 247Sports, totaling the number of MSU verbal commits from Ohio to six, which includes wide receiver Justin Layne (Cleveland), linebacker Joe Bachie (Berea), tight end Noah Davis (Cincinnati) and deWeaver (Dayton).

Andrews' attributes as a hitter and ability to read the quarterback will translate into a major role early on in his career at cornerback. If needed, the 6-foot-1, 180 pounder can help contribute in the running game, a position that he garnered 819 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns last season.

"I have committed to Michigan State," Andrews told "They emphasized faith, family and tradition, and that's exactly what my high school is all about."